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Viva Zapata

1/2 block west of the main square | Calle Damero 67 Solar 14, Holbox Island, Mexico
+52 984 875 2362
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Ranked #16 of 59 Restaurants in Holbox Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pescado fresco directo de los pescadores de la Isla. Comida tipica Holboxno
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Milan, Italy
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Well.....i never expected to find a small,crazy,funny,quite,romantic...everything u want, place in Holbox. The food is simply great,every kind of fish,meat or drinks are fantastc,cooked or grilled at the moment,hand made tortillas too. Live music enternainment is at the right volume,not too loud not too soft,perfect to eat and to grab a beer. if u're in holbox that's the place to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went because this place had a good review in our guidebook. It lived up to expectations. One of the freshest seafood platters you could have, great staff and we'd recommend it highly.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Really lovely place to eat. Very generous portions! Great service, really impressed. Great homemade nachos at the beginning (for free). Fresh food. Lovely atmosphere, good drinks. Would really recommend!

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Can't speak to the food, but the bar at this restaurant is a fun/mellow place to knock back a few, drinks are tasty, bartenders friendly. Watch street life go by while enjoying a margarita on one of the swings.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We went to viva zapata, which was a good experience. We had a nice table in the garden with a view on the kitchen and grill. Especially the mixed grill with meat and fish was enjoyable. The fish was very fresh, as the owner takes is himself from the sea every day.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Tried the mixed grill was terrible and over priced. My wife tried the Chipotle Shrimp tasted like ketchup on shrimp. Uneatable food and loosely margaritas. Avoid

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It was our favorite restaurant on the island (and we're foodies from San Francisco)! Loved the shrimp Zapata, the chorizo, queso dip, pinada, and the homemade corn tortillas. Great service and they take credit cards!

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Reston, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

What more could you ask for! The food was great, the portions were large and the price was more then reasonable. All the waiters were super friendly, though the bar order could be slow at times. To start we had the guacamole and queso with chorizo, both were excellent and filled us up but we had main courses coming as... More

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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

When we found out our 1st choice was no longer in business, the hotel staff suggested Viva Zapata. It was a great choice. The Seafood platter was more than satisfying. All fresh ingredients grilled to perfection. A small corking fee for our own bottle of wine. Service was a bit slow and could be a bit more efficient. Overall, a... More

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dallas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was very buggy and the seafood was over-cooked. Very disappointing. The menu was very standard. There are better choices when visiting Holbox Isla.

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